PA Heartland ARC Notes

Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed

It’s important to prepare for possible disasters and other emergencies. Natural and human caused disasters can strike suddenly, at anytime and anywhere. There are three actions everyone can take that can help make a difference …

 Be Red Cross Ready Checklist

  • · I know what emergencies or disasters are most likely to occur in my community.
  • · I have a family disaster plan and have practiced it.
  • · I have an emergency preparedness kit.
  • · At least one member of my household is trained in first aid and CPR/AED.
  • · I have taken action to help my community prepare.

 

NEW FACEBOOK PAGE

The chapter is working to consolidate and update its presence on Facebook. Our current Facebook pages will be going away in the near future. Please look for us at www.facebook.com/ARCPAHeartland. Be sure and like us when you visit our page. 

Follow us on Twitter @ARC_PAHeartland and Facebook at “American Red Cross PA Heartland” Facebook Page.

Disaster Services: 

Volunteers from across the four counties continue to provide disaster services to those in need.

The American Red Cross provides financial support for food, clothing, shelter and other emergency needs to victims of disasters. The American Red Cross partners with other organizations to avoid duplication of services.

Monthly disaster team meetings allow for volunteers to gather to discuss recent disaster responses, learn new disaster operation techniques or practice on current ones, find out about other Red Cross volunteer opportunities and network with other volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a Red Cross disaster volunteer, you are invited to attend a Disaster team meeting in your area or contact the chapter office for more information. All meetings start at 6:00 PM.

Tuesday, February 7 American Legion St. Marys

Tuesday, February 14 Brookville Presbyterian Church Brookville

Tuesday, February 21 Glad Tidings Church Clearfield

Tuesday, February 28 Chapter office DuBois

Schedule is subject to change.

Red Cross Partnerships

The PA Heartland Chapter partners with other service organizations to provide disaster services. These partnerships help us avoid duplication of services thus reducing expenses, share areas of strength to support disaster victims, and assist communities in building resiliency. If you are part of an organization that is involved in disaster assistance in any way and are interested in partnering with the American Red Cross, Please contact Patti Micale, Emergency Services Director at 814-371-2750 x 106 for more information.

Blood Services

Clearfield County Bloodmobile Schedule

2/3 440 Front St. Clearfield Fixed Site Noon – 6 pm

2/6 Curwensville Alliance Church Noon – 6 pm

2/13 DuBois Catholic School 3 pm – 7 pm

2/17 440 Front St. Clearfield Fixed Site Noon – 6 pm

2/20 DuBois VFW 1 pm – 7 pm

2/23 Grampian Community Building 12:30 pm – 6 pm

2/27 Karthaus Community Alliance Church 1 pm – 7 pm

2/28 DuBois St. Catherine Church Noon – 6 pm

2/29 Woodland Lake Street UM Church Noon – 6 pm

Jefferson County Bloodmobile Schedule

2/14 Punxsutawney SSCD Church Noon – 6 pm

2/15 Brockway Highland View Health Care Noon – 6 pm

2/16 Brookville EUM Church Noon – 6 pm

Elk and Cameron Counties Bloodmobile Schedule

2/8 St. Marys Moose Club 10 am – 4 pm

2/9 Emporium VFW 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

2/10 Johnsonburg Senior Center 10 am – 3 pm

Schedule is subject to change.

Call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule appointments or visit the E-donor site at www.redcrossblood.org. Call 1-866-236-3276 to ask questions about donating blood.

Health & Safety Class Schedule:  

Evening classes run 6:00 pm till 9:30pm and daytime classes run 9:00 am till 3:30 pm unless otherwise noted. 

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Saturday, Feb 11 (Day) Chapter Classroom

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Tuesday, Feb 21 (Evening) Chapter Classroom

Wednesday, Feb 22

CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer Friday, Feb 24 (Day) Chapter Classroom

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Tuesday, Mar 20 (Evening) Chapter Classroom

Wednesday, Mar 21

First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Tuesday, Mar 13 8:30 am – 1:30 pm Web based

Wednesday, Mar 14 8:30 am – 1:30 pm & Classroom

CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer Saturday, Mar 23 (Day) Chapter Classroom

Schedule is subject to change.

Visit www.redcross.org to see a complete schedule of classes, pricing and to register for classes or call 1-800-REDCROSS. Pre-registration for community classes is required. Minimum registration requirements for classes will be followed. Options for on-line “Blended” classes are available.

The PA Heartland Chapter is part of the Western PA Region of the American Red Cross. With regional leadership provided out of the Pittsburgh office, the Greater Erie County, the Corry, Warren County, Allegheny Region, ARC of McKean and Potter and the ARC of the PA Heartland work together with the Butler-Mercer County, Westmoreland-Chestnut Ridge, Indiana, Keystone, and Southwestern Penn Chapters to ensure that Red Cross services are available in the most efficient and caring way possible.

 

The ARC of the PA Heartland Chapter is a United Way and United Fund Participating Agency and RSVP Station.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

Support the American Red Cross! Checks may be sent to PA Heartland Chapter, 109 N Brady Street, Suite 2, DuBois, PA 15801.

 

Contact the Chapter office at info@arcpaheartland.org or by calling 371-2750 or 1-800-REDCROSS (733-2767) opt 6.

Follow us on Twitter @ARC_PAHeartland and like us at our “American Red Cross PA Heartland” Facebook Page.

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